“I AM sending the rain in torrents and waves.
And just as the natural rain washes and nurtures the earth, so I will wash and nurture the souls of men.
I AM not a God afar off, but close at hand. There is nothing hidden from My eyes. As the torrents of rain fall, they can mess up the landscape. Mudslides occur, and I have some major mudslides coming… a removing of dead branches, trees and dirt and all opposition to My Will.”
“Am I a God near at hand,” says the LORD, “And not a God afar off? Can anyone hide himself in secret places, so I shall not see him?” says the LORD,” Jeremiah 23:23-24 NKJV.
“It is certain that the rains will come, and when they do, be prepared for new paradigms. Don’t move into this without being dependent on Me.
I have a new thing to do and it requires My wisdom, not your earthly wisdom.
I AM doing things in unusual ways and not the “normal” way for Church. I AM breaking down all that is religious and establishing “true religion”.”
“External religious worship [religion as it is expressed in outward acts] that is pure and unblemished in the sight of God the Father is this: to visit and help and care for the orphans and widows in their affliction and need, and to keep oneself unspotted and uncontaminated from the world,” James 1:27 AMP.
“I never intended for The Church to become a giant of religious order. It was to become light and salt to the world.
It was to become what I was to the world — the Way, the Truth, and the Life! Denominations are an affront to the TRUTH.
I AM One and I long to make you ONE in US. But how can that happen when all you can see are your differences, instead of the good in each other!
LOVE is the GREATEST I said. Love is the thing that binds you together, just as it binds US together!
Without love you are just a clanging cymbal, and there are far too many clanging cymbals these days!
Love and mercy will cause people to turn their heads and say, now that is real! They will want what you have when you love.
They will want ME when you learn to love ONE ANOTHER. It is in this one-anothering that they will see you truly care for each other, and they want to be a part of something that is genuine and real.
They need relationship for most of those on the outside are love-starved. When they see you treat each other with kindness and respect and love, then they will honor ME, because YOU ARE HONORING ME BY BEING LIKE-MINDED!
The person who lays down their life is the one who loves, the one who goes the extra mile, the one who cares enough to take time with another.
So many have so little time they want to give these days. They want what self wants and not to have to be bothered sometimes. People recognize this, and know they are not important to them. It has become epidemic in the church and yet people keep supporting this indifference.
When My judgments come, it will be evident who cares and who does not. Many will change and many will not. Those who refuse to help one another will have the candle of their Church extinguished and it will be given to another.
My ways are higher than your ways. I challenged the established church in My time on earth.
Those who are truly Mine will do the same in this hour, and woe to the ones who will not listen, for I AM sending you prophets and apostles, and they are nobodies in the ways of the world or the churched.
But they are precious and holy to ME. They will not wait 6 months to get to know you, or to allow you to speak, for I already KNOW YOU. And I have given them what to speak.
Abundant grace is in store, but so few are aware of the power of My blood, and the grace it brought.
They are so focused on church growth methods and getting on television, and being “successful” that they have lost perspective.
It’s not that those things are not possible, but that the goal of the Kingdom is in conflict with that idolatry to power and position.
I AM the Desire of all Nations and I will have a pure and holy and undefiled Bride when I am finished.
I AM pouring out torrents of rains, the latter day rain is soon to start, so I must pour to ready you for what is coming.
Don’t be afraid of getting a little messy! Better to be a bit messy, than dirty.
“For I desire mercy and not sacrifice, and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings,” Hosea 6:6 NKJV.
“For thus says the LORD of hosts: ‘Once more (it is a little while) I will shake heaven and earth, the sea and dry land; and I will shake all nations, and they shall come to the Desire of All Nations, and I will fill this temple with glory,’ says the LORD of hosts.
‘The silver is Mine, and the gold is Mine,’ says the LORD of hosts.
The glory of this latter temple shall be greater than the former,’ says the LORD of hosts.
‘And in this place I will give peace,’ says the LORD of hosts.” Haggai 2:6-9 NKJV.
“I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, My soul shall be joyful in my God; for He has clothed me with the garments of salvation, He has covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decks himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels,” Isaiah 61:10-11 NKJV.
“Gather the people, sanctify the congregation, assemble the elders, gather the children and nursing babes; let the bridegroom go out from his chamber, and the bride from her dressing room. Let the priests, who minister to the LORD, WEEP between the porch and the altar; let them say, “Spare Your people, O LORD, and do not give Your heritage to reproach, that the nations should rule over them,” Joel 2:16-17 NKJV.
Received December 13th, 2004.
~ Priscilla Van Sutphin
PRISCILLA VAN SUTPHIN is the founder of Upstream Ministries, California, online at www.upstreamca.org and blogtalkradio.com/ Upstream. Donate to Upstream: via secure Paypal by sending as gift to goininupstream @hotmail.com or send to: Upstream, PMB 545, 14311 Newport Blvd, Suite G, Tustin, CA 9278, USA.